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Reader, John

Works: 24 works in 208 publications in 10 languages and 11,683 library holdings
Genres: History  Pictorial works  Documentary films  Travelogues (Motion pictures)  Nature films  Drama  Nonfiction films 
Roles: Author
Classifications: DT20, 960
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Most widely held works by John Reader
Africa : a biography of the continent by John Reader( Book )

47 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 3,975 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of Africa, following the development of the continent from its earliest manifestations to the late twentieth century; identifying the physical processes which have determined the course of progress; and, where relevant, defining the ecological context in which those processes occurred
Missing links : the hunt for earliest man by John Reader( Book )

42 editions published between 1981 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 2,048 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cities by John Reader( Book )

27 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and Turkish and held by 795 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this book John Reader reveals how cities came to be, what made them thrive, how they declined, and how they remade themselves. He debunks long-held theories and shows that the first cities actually preceded and inspired the growth of farming, that trees grow better in cities, and that even though three thousand years separated Imperial Rome from the Sumerian cities, evidence shows that their everyday lives were similar and had something in common with our lives today. Investigating cities' parasitic relationship with the countryside, the webs of trade, and how they feed and water themselves and dispose of their wastes, Reader proves a marvelous tour guide through these "defining artifacts of civilization.""--Jacket
Potato : a history of the propitious esculent by John Reader( Book )

11 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 703 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Photojournalist Reader (Africa: A Biography of the Continent) traces the humble potato from its roots in the Peruvian Andes to J.R. Simplot's multibillion-dollar-a-year French fry business. Despite its predilection to disease, the potato is a highly adaptable, high-yield, and nutrient-packed foodstuff. While this title focuses primarily on the potato's presence in South America and Europe, it also touches on Papua New Guinea, New Zealand, and China-currently the world's largest producer and consumer of potatoes. Verdict: Curiously little attention is paid to the tuber's contributions to the culinary and beverage landscape; the UK subtitle of this work, "The Potato in World History," provides a more accurate description of the focus of the text
Pyramids of life : illuminations of nature's fearful symmetry by John Reader( Book )

9 editions published between 1976 and 2000 in English and German and held by 644 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The rise of life : the first 3--5 billion years by John Reader( Book )

17 editions published between 1986 and 1991 in 7 languages and held by 589 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Text, original paintings, and drawings present a contemporary view of how life developed on Earth
Kilimanjaro by John Reader( Book )

6 editions published in 1982 in English and Dutch and held by 302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Verslag van een beklimming in 1980 van de hoogste berg van Afrika
Propitious esculent : the potato in world history by John Reader( Book )

8 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

En beretning om kartoflens fascinerende rejse, fra dens oprindelse og udvikling i Andesbjergene til dens lidt mystiske ankomst i Europa, hvor den blev en afgørende del af vores gastronomiske og sociale struktur
The untold history of the potato by John Reader( Book )

3 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mount Kenya by John Reader( Book )

2 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Of schools and schoolmasters : some thoughts on the Quaker contribution to education by John Reader( Book )

4 editions published in 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gli anelli mancanti by John Reader( Book )

2 editions published in 1983 in Italian and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Together they stand by Simon Trevor( Visual )

3 editions published between 1984 and 1994 in English and Spanish and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This special tells the story of one of Africa's most appealing and fascinating creatures- the dwarf mongoose. Living in a highly organised and sophisticated society, every group of between 12 and 14 members is a single extended family run by one female. Seeking a safe retreat from their many deadly enemies, they make their homes in termite mounds. Each member of the band has a job. Only the leader has young subordinate females act as baby sitters, whilst others forage for food. Others keep a lookout for predators, or confront attackers like hawks and snakes with incredible daring, skill and courage
Kilimanjaro to the roof of Africa( Visual )

1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores Mount Kilimanjaro, an ecological wonderland standing on the edge of the Great Rift Valley in East Africa. Looks at its craters, mysterious melting glaciers, a volcano and the distinct ecozones ranging from the plains to the summit, which contain different types of vegetation and wildlife
The potato in world history by John Reader( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Following the thread of the potato's story through the tapestry of human history, from its origins and evolution to its slightly mysterious arrival in Europe, where it became a crucial part of our gastronomic and social fabric, this title provides an exploration of the biology, history and social influence of our most humble, adaptable foodstuff
Afryka by John Reader( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in Polish and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

De stuntvlieger, de goochelaar adelaar( Visual )

1 edition published in 1989 in Dutch and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Video, volledig gewijd aan het leven van Afrika's luchtacrobaat: de goochelaar adelaar
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Africa : a biography of the continent
Alternative Names

리더, 존 1937-

Missing links : the hunt for earliest manCitiesPotato : a history of the propitious esculentPyramids of life : illuminations of nature's fearful symmetryPropitious esculent : the potato in world historyThe untold history of the potatoThe potato in world history